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Good Eggs and Scams Night

Presented by the Better Business Bureau

The first-ever BBB "Good Eggs & Scams" event with the St. Paul Saints was everything it was "cracked" up to be! It was a wonderful night for baseball, and started off with more than 75 BBB staffers and Accredited Businesses enjoying a pre-game networking event with complementary beer and pretzels.

When the gates opened at 6 p.m. we had an Easter Bunny, several Saints interns, and a Nigerian prince helping to pass out more than 2,000 "Good Eggs" with fun items and great BBB Tips. We had a shady character with a briefcase and "Johnny Vegas" working the crowds and offering "deals" throughout the night. The concourses were lined with old BBB ads and logos. The BBB booth at the front gate was busy with a steady line of people spinning the wheel for fun prizes. At Best Buy's Geek Squad booth fans quickly snapped up the candy and the T-shirts. A young boy, Adrian (and his father Ron), got the lucky egg for a 42" flat screen TV, donated by Best Buy! The TV was proudly presented on top of the dugout right after the 7th inning stretch. We had representative from two Accredited Business 100+ year old companies (Moore Costello and Hart and Securian) throw out the first pitch (after Johnny Vegas did his "first SALES pitch" of the night). Lisa Jemtrud, Director for the BBB Institute of Marketplace Ethics, did a great interview with the Saints Radio team during the third inning. The rest of the night was filled with more announcements, tips and skits with the entertainers.

For those of you who didn't make the game, the Saints were trailing at the end of the game, but tied it up 5-5 in the 9th inning. The Saints eventually defeated the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks 7-6 with a thrilling walk off homer by Jose Hernandez in the 11th inning. The official attendance was 3,452 fans - who had an "egg-cellent" night of baseball, and learned more about their BBB and other Accredited Business "Good Eggs!"

 Special thank you to:

  • Best Buy for donating the grand prize 42" flat screen TV
  • Maud Borup for donating more than 2,000 compostable Eco Eggs
  • Greiner Construction for donating pretzels for the Pre-game Networking Mixer
  • BBB Centennial Sponsors: CenterPoint Energy, Think Mutual Bank, Best Buy and Maud Borup for donating fun prize items in the eggs

Midway Stadium

Monday, July 30, 2012
7:05 p.m.

1771 Energy Park Drive
St. Paul, MN 55108

Pregame networking at 5:30 p.m.
Picnic Area A

 

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